MoorePEOPLE: New Faces & Changing Places at Walter P Moore

MoorePEOPLE: New Faces & Changing Places at Walter P Moore

August 15, 2022

Walter P Moore welcomes eight new faces from seven different offices across the firm! Additionally, we would like to recognize three significant promotions within our firm. 

Find out who would had Broadway aspirations, played Division I lacrosse, would have been a Latin dance instructor, is an avid fan of sports cars, was a drummer in a cover band, and Moore…

Diego Zepeda Celis  /  Director of Business Development  /  Diagnostics, Mexico City
Roots / Alma Mater: Queretaro, MX / Universidad del Valle de Mexico
Why Walter P Moore: “Walter P Moore is a place where each team’s skills are applied to create a better world.”
Outside the office: “I love outdoor sports such as golfing, paddling, and hiking.”
Forte: Moore about Diego…

Tricia Fitzgerald, PE, LEED AP  /  Senior Project Manager /  Diagnostics, Miami
Roots / Alma Mater: Tulsa, OK / Oklahoma State University
2nd career choice, if not an engineer: Would have most likely been on Broadway.
Best advice: “Life’s not fair, get a helmet.”
ForteMoore about Tricia…

Etien Frett, PE  /  Senior Project Manager /  Diagnostics, Dallas
Roots / Alma Mater(s): St. Thomas, VI / Milwaukee School of Engineering and California State University Fullerton
Proudest accomplishment to-date:Obtaining his professional engineering license.
Outside the office: “I enjoy sporting events and woodworking.”
ForteMoore about Etien…

Patrick Keeney, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP O+M  /  Project Manager  /  Diagnostics, Washington DC
Roots / Alma Mater(s): Baltimore, MD / Bucknell University and The Catholic University of America
Work satisfaction: “I enjoy when there is a multidisciplinary team with various points of view and expertise comes together to solve a problem.”
Little-known tidbit: He played lacrosse for Division I Bucknell in college.
ForteMoore about Patrick

Amir Manafpour, PE, SE  /  Project Manager  /  Diagnostics, Washington DC
Roots / Alma Mater(s): Manchester, UK / University of Tehran and Penn State University
2nd career choice, if not an engineer: Latin dance instructor.
Fun fact: “I grew up, studied, and worked in three different countries; each on different continents.”
ForteMoore about Amir…

Thet Paw Tun, RA, LEED GA  /  Senior Project Manager  /  Diagnostics, New York
Roots / Alma Mater: New York City, NY / University of the Witwatersrand
Work satisfaction: Solving a problem and seeing something that was broken, fixed.
Best advice: “Be kind. Everyone is fighting inner battles, running low on energy, and resources so be patient.
ForteMoore about Thet…

David VanDommelen, AIA /  Senior Project Manager  /  Diagnostics, Atlanta
Roots / Alma Mater: South Holland, IL / University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Inspiration to choose career path: “I grew up in Chicago with the captivating skyline and architectural history which inspired me to become an architect.”
Outside the office: Enjoys hiking, swimming, playing volleyball, and is an avid fan of racing and sports cars.
ForteMoore about David…

Peter White, PE  /  Senior Project Manager  /  Diagnostics, Charlotte
Roots / Alma Mater: Waynesville, NC / North Carolina State University
2nd career choice, if not an engineer: Traveling food connoisseur.
Fun fact: “I was a drummer in a fun cover band in Washington, DC for many years.”
ForteMoore about Peter…


Scott Martin, PE, LEED AP
 /  Design-Build Market Leader  /  Structures, Tampa
Roots / Alma Mater: Florida (all over) / University of Florida
Aha moment: “I always wanted to design buildings, since I was a kid. Sometimes I would sit at the back of an empty theater and sketch up floor plans for my future house.”
Outdoor activities: Enjoys mountain hiking, boulder climbing, mangrove kayaking in the wilderness, and beach volleyball.
ForteMoore about Scott…

Ryan Seckinger, PE, LEED AP  /  Northeast Regional Director  /  Structures, Washington, DC
Roots / Alma Mater: Fairfax, VA / Texas A&M University
2nd career choice, if not an engineer: Teacher. 
Hobbies: “I enjoy home remodeling, cooking, and being a fan at my kids’ sporting events.”
ForteMoore about Ryan…

Karim Zulfiqar, PE, LEED AP  /  Managing Director  /  Structures, Houston
Roots / Alma Mater(s): Karachi, PK / University of Engineering and Technology – Karachi and University of Texas at Austin
Why Walter P Moore: “I met Javier Horvilleur at the University of Texas in 1998 as he presented the Bank of America project to our class. I was so impressed that I accepted an offer and never looked back.”
Best advice: “No is not an answer it is an excuse for not trying.”
Forte: Moore about Karim…